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Bold Eagle wins Grand Prix de France

05:16 AM 15 Feb 2016 NZDT
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Bold Eagle collars Timoko in the Grand Prix de France at Vincennes
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Paris, France - Bold Eagle (5m Ready Cash-Reethi Rah Jet) and driver Franck Nivard overcame a wide journey to inch past leading Timoko (9m Imoko-Kiss Me Coulonces) and Bjorn Goop to win the €400,000 purse Gr. I Grand Prix de France, a UET Master Series event contested over 2100 meters autostart at Vincennes.

Heavy rain earlier in the program dulled the race track. Fractions were 1.09.4kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.09.4kr at the 1000; 1.10.6kr at the 500 and 1.10,7kr at the finish (a mile rate of 1:53.59). The leading pair started from post positions eight and seven and were off at 2/5 and 4.6/1 odds, respectively. Voltiguer de Myrt, Anna Mix and Bird Parker were next to the line.

Lionel was a disqualification in the 15 horse field after Un Mec d’Heripre was scratched.

The race was competitive from the beginning as Bold Eagle, hot in the pre-race scorings, was taken off the gate as Kadett CD, Oasis Bi and Timoko rushed for the lead.

Oasis Bi prevailed for Franck Ouvrie until Timoko gained front position after the first 600 meters and he faced immediate pressure from Spain’s Trebol and driver Gabriel-Angel Pou Pou. Trebol held gamely and Bold Eagle secured a position behind him into the final bend when Trebol suddenly went right allowing Bold Eagle to get through and move near Timoko.

Timoko moved away to a length lead and then Bold Eagle began a relentless advance finally getting by as the line approached. Voltigeur de Myrt raced well along the pegs to be third about four lengths from the leading pair while Anna Mix rallied strongly for fourth after starting from post 13.

Bold Eagle and Timoko were both timed in 1.10.7kr, well off the record set in 2007 by Kool du Caux of 1.09.8kr.

Pierre Pilarski owns Bold Eagle and Sebastian Guarato does the training. The winners’ career earnings are €1,681,800 with today’s victory.

 

Année

Cheval

S/A[1]

Pays

Temps

Père

Driver

Entraîneur

Propriétaire

Deuxième

Troisième

2016

Bold Eagle

M.5

Drapeau de la France France

1'10"7

Ready Cash

Franck Nivard

Sébastien Guarato

Pierre Pilarski

Timoko

Voltigeur de Myrt

2015

Timoko

M.8

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"4

Imoko

Björn Goop

Richard Westerink

Richard Westerink

Texas Charm

Linda di Casei

2014

Noras Bean

M.9

Drapeau de la Suède Suède

1'12"1

Super Arnie

Björn Goop

Ulf Stenströmer

Stall Asunden HB

Univers de Pan

Tiégo d'Étang

2013

Ready Cash

M.8

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"4

Indy de Vive

Franck Nivard

Th. Duvaldestin

Philippe Allaire

Royal Dream

Timoko

2012

Royal Dream

M.7

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"6

Love You

Jean-Philippe Dubois

Philippe Moulin

Éc. Victoria Dreams

Main Wise As

Ready Cash

2011

Ready Cash

M.6

Drapeau de la France France

1'10"3

Indy de Vive

Franck Nivard

Th. Duvaldestin

Philippe Allaire

Maharajah

Lana del Rio

2010

Meaulnes du Corta

M.10

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"7

Voici du Niel

Pierre Levesque

Pierre Levesque

J.-P. Barjon

Première Steed

Queen's Glory

2009

Meaulnes du Corta

M.9

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"6

Voici du Niel

Pierre Vercruysse

Pierre Levesque

J.-P. Barjon

Nouba du Saptel

Opal Viking

2008

Exploit Caf

M.7

Drapeau de l'Italie Italie

1'10"7

Toss Out

Jean-Michel Bazire

Fabrice Souloy

Scuderia Sa.For.

Meaulnes du Corta

Orla Fun

2007

Kool du Caux

M.9

Drapeau de la France France

1'09"8

Bijou du Bignon

Franck Nivard

Fabrice Souloy

J.Villetorte

Kesaco Phedo

Opal Viking

2006

Jag de Bellouet

M.9

Drapeau de la France France

1'11"6

Viking's Way

Christophe Gallier

Christophe Gallier

Michel Gallier

Gigant Neo

Kazire de Guez

2005

Naglo

M.6

Drapeau de la Suède Suède

1'12"2

Coktail Jet

Orjan Kihlström

Stefan Hultman

Stall Carall

Ilster d'Espiens

Kazire de Guez

 

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnlesslink.com

 

 

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